1. Women's Roundtable meetings are held at 8:30 AM every Wednesday during the Virginia General Assembly Session, starting the Wednesday after the General Assembly convenes in January.
For More information go to LWV VA website: http://lwv-va.org/wlrt.html
2. LWV CVA February Community Dialogue:
"Have Trash? Will Travel!"
Tuesday, February 3, 2015
Meet and Greet: 11:30 am
Program begins at Noon to 1:30 pm
New County Office Bldg., Room A, 1600 5th St. (extended).
For Lunch Reservations at the meeting, box lunch $8. Contact the office, 970-1707, or email: firstname.lastname@example.org by Monday, February 2.
Our community's goal is to find the most responsible way to treat waste for the good of the planet and the quality of life of its people. Last February, 2014, the LWV CVA Community Dialogue on solid waste ("Let's Talk Trash!") raised new questions. How do we formulate a solid waste program to do that? Why not just bury waste or ship it out and forget it? How economical is that? How much is it worth to do something else?
The focus of our February 2015 Community Dialogue will be the complex issues, especially financial ones, around waste reduction, challenges with collection, and sustainable final disposition of waste. Join us on Tuesday, February 3, for a discussion of the problems with and some possible solutions for “throwing it away.” The public is invited--program begins at noon.
Our guest speakers will address these issues: Jesse Warren, Sustainability Program Manager - Buildings & Operations, University of Virginia - Facilities Management, will deal with the "final disposition of waste" or what is the process that is used to determine what gets recycled and where (and how it is transported). Randy Layman has been in the trash hauling business for all of his life. He will cover the "house to transfer or recycling center" portion of the trash distribution problem. Rose Brown is founder of "The Zero Garbage Challenge." In 2008, she started her campaign to reduce the amount of garbage she creates. She will be giving us the "how to reduce your trash" lesson.
3. LWV VA League Lobby Day - Wed., Feb. 4 in Richmond.
League Lobby Day is February 4 starting at 8:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. The location is the General Assembly Building, Senate Conference Room, 4th Floor East. Legislators join the group and talk about their priorities for the session. At 9:30 members are encouraged to seek out their representatives, perhaps make an appointment for later in the morning if a legislator is tied up, and talk to as many as you can about issues of concern to you. Often those issues will have come up at the earlier forum. AAUW will be joining us for this forum, along with NOW, Women Matter, and others. LWV-VA has moderated this WLRT session for years. The legislative sessions will start at noon and you are invited to attend as the League will be recognized. (There is a cafeteria on the 6th floor, a great place to gather for coffee and breakfast before the session.)
Click Here to see the schedule of events for the day.
If you cannot make it Feb. 4, the following Wednesdays will also include a Women's Legislative Round Table session, same time, same place: Jan. 21, Jan. 28, Feb. 11, and Feb. 18. The state League will pay for two rooms, double occupancy (or half the cost if you do not want to share), for each of these sessions at the Hilton Garden Inn for the first people to ask. Email Brenda Carswell, email@example.com if you would like one of these.